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Istanbul: Most populous city in Turkey
Istanbul, formerly known as Byzantium and Constantinople, is the most populous city in Turkey and the country's economic, cultural and historic center. Istanbul is a transcontinental city in Eurasia, straddling the Bosporus strait between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. Its commercial and historical center lies on the European side and about a third of its population lives in suburbs on the Asian side of the Bosporus. With a total population of around fifteen million residents in its metropolitan area, Istanbul is one of the world's largest cities, ranking as the world's fifth-largest city proper and the largest city in Europe. The city is the administrative centre of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality.

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No Champions League final for Istanbul this week [Video]

No Champions League final for Istanbul this week

May 30 should have been the day Istanbul hosted the Champions League final but it was postponed by UEFA due to the novel coronavirus.

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UEFA gives European leagues May 25 deadline for restart plans [Video]

UEFA gives European leagues May 25 deadline for restart plans

UEFA gives European football leagues until May 25 to give plans for restarting domestic competitions.

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Dolphins take advantage of Turkey's lockdown to explore Istanbul's Bosphorus [Video]

Dolphins take advantage of Turkey's lockdown to explore Istanbul's Bosphorus

Dolphins take advantage of Turkey's lockdown to explore Istanbul's Bosphorus

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Istanbul brought to standstill by cornavirus lockdown [Video]

Istanbul brought to standstill by cornavirus lockdown

Thirty-one major provinces in Turkey on Saturday headed into a second round of a weekend lockdown, as part of measures to contain the spread of coronavirusView on euronews

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Latest on the spread of the coronavirus around the world

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High noon in a coronavirus-stricken world

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Exclusive: Iranian diplomats instigated killing of dissident in Istanbul, Turkish officials say

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Turkey holds first tender related to Istanbul canal project

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Singapore sends Turkish Airlines flight home empty after coronavirus case

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Turkish police briefly detain Russia's Sputnik Turkiye editor-in-chief

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Plane skids off runway in Istanbul, killing three and injuring 179

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Flights suspended at an Istanbul airport after plane overshoot

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Lebanon received an Interpol arrest warrant on Thursday for former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn, while Turkey launched an investigation into his daring escape from Japan via Istanbul.
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